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Postby Heather » February 13th, 2015, 10:49 pm

Besides the in-game family trees, has anybody else here created extended family trees with websites (or on paper, photoshop, etc) that they'd like to share?

I have an extended tree for my prosperity neighborhood on Family Echo here. I prefer this website to the game's family trees, because I can choose what pictures to use for each sim, as well as list information like their bios, jobs, and aspirations. It's a little harder to add things like affair babies, but doable.
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Re: Family Trees

Postby MichelleCYoung » February 14th, 2015, 2:19 pm

I haven't bothered with it lately, but I remember using PowerPoint's org charts for doing a family tree. I could make it look pretty much however I wanted that way.
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Re: Family Trees

Postby Chase » February 15th, 2015, 12:22 am

I also use Family Echo :) Here is the tree for the Yadreni family, which is the family from my apocalypse challenge (and DITFT challenge).

I also keep a family tree for almost every challenge family of mine on paper. It's kind of very nerdy and I have to recreate them to allow space every couple of generations but it's fun :P As I was doing Pokalypton, I kept the family tree on a whiteboard, as well as keeping track of career lifts, and planning future lifts. It was very helpful to have at a quick glance, and rewarding seeing the tree expand and the careers go from red to green marker :)
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Re: Family Trees

Postby Heather » February 15th, 2015, 1:46 am

Thanks for sharing your tree, Chase!

I used to keep mine on paper, but I kept running out of room. I should try doing that again now that I have access to giant pieces of paper/illustration boards... :hmm:
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Re: Family Trees

Postby Scribal_Goddess » February 23rd, 2015, 7:07 pm

I also use Family Echo, but I really need to update the trees. (Also, the family tree is a little ahead of my legacy... spoilers.)

I'll add it here when I update it. :pizza:
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Re: Family Trees

Postby pnkpnthr334 » February 24th, 2015, 12:23 am

I also use Family Echo! I like it much better than other sites I tried, since you're allowed to give same-sex couples kids, and I have a lot of gay couples.

I have a tree for my BaCC, since it's basically one giant family: http://familyecho.com/?p=START&c=13vx82 ... view:START
And for my Uberhood: http://familyecho.com/?p=START&c=wqpcyy ... 8175580082
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Re: Family Trees

Postby MichelleCYoung » February 25th, 2015, 3:17 am

I may have to try this Family Echo place.

One question - Where do you get all your sim pictures? These all have the black background, and look like the sim icons in the live-mode interface. I thought I'd just have to take manual pictures for each sim.
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Re: Family Trees

Postby pnkpnthr334 » February 25th, 2015, 11:44 am

I extract the pictures from SimPE. I like that all of the pictures are uniform by doing it that way instead of me having to pose my Sims every time they age up to get nice pictures.
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Re: Family Trees

Postby Rflong7 » February 25th, 2015, 10:32 pm

That reminds me... I need to put a family tree together. :D

I use the ingame family tree and just add some things for information purposes. :)
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Re: Family Trees

Postby Ani-Mei » February 26th, 2015, 11:28 am

I had one for my Quest For Peace legacy, it was interesting to see how ten generations went on past the first four of my Godly OWBC, of which my last heir founded a my Quest so I had like fifteen generations.
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Re: Family Trees

Postby Scribal_Goddess » February 26th, 2015, 7:16 pm

pnkpnthr334 wrote:I extract the pictures from SimPE. I like that all of the pictures are uniform by doing it that way instead of me having to pose my Sims every time they age up to get nice pictures.


... that's actually pretty genius. :thup:
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Re: Family Trees

Postby MichelleCYoung » March 6th, 2015, 8:11 pm

And this is yet another reason I wish I could get SimPE to work on my Mac.
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Re: Family Trees

Postby Simsimity » March 10th, 2015, 9:16 pm

I haven't really done much but paper yet, but have been looking into maybe using a program/site to do so. The ingame tree can be hard to maneuver once you get past the second generation or so, especially when you have a lot of kids!
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Re: Family Trees

Postby Chickie » May 7th, 2015, 8:04 am

Is SimPE the only way to go? I don't have it.
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Re: Family Trees

Postby Scribal_Goddess » May 7th, 2015, 12:00 pm

Chickie wrote:Is SimPE the only way to go? I don't have it.


For extracting pictures? I can't help you there besides assume that you can still use in-game pictures.

For making family trees in general? It's absolutely not a necessity. :plumbob2: (That said, it's the best and safest way to extract sims in case you ever need to restart your neighbrohood, so it's best to get it and handle it with care, if your setup is compatible with it.)
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Re: Family Trees

Postby Avery » June 4th, 2015, 8:16 pm

pnkpnthr334 wrote:I also use Family Echo! I like it much better than other sites I tried, since you're allowed to give same-sex couples kids, and I have a lot of gay couples.

I have a tree for my BaCC, since it's basically one giant family: http://familyecho.com/?p=START&c=13vx82 ... view:START
And for my Uberhood: http://familyecho.com/?p=START&c=wqpcyy ... 8175580082


Awww, that first Simplant family is so cute. :smooch:
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Re: Family Trees

Postby Mauricette » June 5th, 2015, 12:10 am

My ebonwood family tree is more like a rhombus.

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Re: Family Trees

Postby Heather » June 5th, 2015, 12:37 pm

Mauricette wrote:My ebonwood family tree is more like a rhombus.

Ebonwood Family Tree


I love the naming scheme you've got going for for your sims. :)
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Re: Family Trees

Postby Chickie » June 5th, 2015, 1:46 pm

Mauricette wrote:My ebonwood family tree is more like a rhombus.

Ebonwood Family Tree


Now that's a family tree I can do! I don't mean the quantity or anything, but the layout. Thanks for giving me ideas! :applause:
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Re: Family Trees

Postby Mauricette » June 10th, 2015, 3:45 pm

Ha! Anytime X3 Brackets and dashes are the way to go~
I tried using the program everyone was listing once, but as you can see things got weird :B

Thanks Heather! Greek Divinities and constellations ftw :D
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